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Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride provided by Walks

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Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride

Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola ride
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Tour snapshot
See the best of Venice in just one day on a full-day sightseeing tour
Duration:
7h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
If you’ve only got limited time in Venice, see the best of the City of Water in just one day during a full-day tour that visits St. Mark’s Basilica (Basilica of San Marco) and Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), and includes a ride on the Grand Canal by traditional gondola. As well as getting the inside scoop on local history and culture, receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 20.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • A great introduction for first-time visitors
  • Orient yourself without worrying about getting lost
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • A great introduction for first-time visitors
  • Orient yourself without worrying about getting lost
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15693P31
Important information
Inclusions
  • Venice walking tour including local Venetian English speaking guide
  • Venice gondola ride with no more than 6 people (unguided)
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer for walking section
  • Headsets when necessary
  • Entry/Admission - Canal Grande
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Lunch
  • Transportation in between the tours
Duration
7h 30m
Departure details
  • Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 255, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy At the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • St. Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular liturgical celebrations. In the case in which the basilica is closed, we will give you explanations from the outside.
  • Please note that lunch is not included on this tour. We have allowed time for you to eat lunch between the AM and PM tours. Your guide will give you recommendations and tell you where to meet after lunch but please be aware that it is your responsibility to arrive at the meeting point in time for your PM tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • The prisons and the armory of the Doge's Palace are not wheelchair-accessible, as a result of which we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour.
  • Please remember that the basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate: Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
  • This tour runs rain or shine. However, please note that the gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or high tides. In this case we will provide an alternative itinerary.
  • After your 2-hour exploration of Venice, your guide drops you off at the Gondola Stand for a relaxing gondola ride. The guide will not be with you on the gondola.
  • Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Walks complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Venice walking tour including local Venetian English speaking guide
  • Venice gondola ride with no more than 6 people (unguided)
  • Small groups of 20 people or fewer for walking section
  • Headsets when necessary
  • Entry/Admission - Canal Grande
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica di San Marco
  • Entry/Admission - Doge's Palace
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Lunch
  • Transportation in between the tours
Departure details
  • Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 255, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy At the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto).
Duration
7h 30m
Return details
  • Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy St. Mark's Square
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • St. Mark's Basilica can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular liturgical celebrations. In the case in which the basilica is closed, we will give you explanations from the outside.
  • Please note that lunch is not included on this tour. We have allowed time for you to eat lunch between the AM and PM tours. Your guide will give you recommendations and tell you where to meet after lunch but please be aware that it is your responsibility to arrive at the meeting point in time for your PM tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • The prisons and the armory of the Doge's Palace are not wheelchair-accessible, as a result of which we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour.
  • Please remember that the basilica is a holy place and attire must be appropriate: Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress. Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
  • This tour runs rain or shine. However, please note that the gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or high tides. In this case we will provide an alternative itinerary.
  • After your 2-hour exploration of Venice, your guide drops you off at the Gondola Stand for a relaxing gondola ride. The guide will not be with you on the gondola.
  • Backpacks are prohibited inside of St. Mark's Basilica.
  • Walks complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 255
    Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 255, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
    At the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto).
    See address & details
  • 1
    Canal Grande
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Piazza San Marco
  • 2
    Basilica di San Marco
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Doge's Palace
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Ponte di Rialto
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Casa di Marco Polo
  • 5
    Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo)
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Santa Maria dei Miracoli
    Chiesa di Santa Maria Formosa
  • 6
    Mercati di Rialto
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Scuola Grande di San Marco
    T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi
  • You'll end at
    Metropolitan City of Venice
    Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
    St. Mark's Square
    See address & details
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5.0
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Randy
Bradenton, FL3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We only had two nights in Venice so this tour was a good way to see some of the highlights in one day. Giuliano who is a native Venetian was pleasant and informative. The group was about 20 people wish it was just a little smaller. 30 minute gondola ride was a good way to rest my feet and now I can say i took a gondola ride in Venice. I was worried that the day was going to feel really long but it was also nice to have a lunch on your own to break up the day and do some shopping. Overall I feel like I got to see and learn a lot! My only recommendation is bring your own earbuds for the audio tour because the ones they give you are not long enough and you have to carry the radio for 6 hours.
I highly recommend this tour you will not leave disappointed.
Randy
Written 1 July 2022
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holly g
Livermore, CA8 contributions
Our guide, Giuliano was a native Venetian and was passionate, articulate and sincerely proud and humble in his presentation of the City and its attractions. I learned so much about beautiful Venice and look forward to returning some day when i have more time. Bravo Guiliano!
Written 26 June 2022
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JLG
4 contributions
May 2022
This was an absolutely fantastic tour and excellent value for money. We saw and learnt more of Venice than we would of in any other way.
The Basillica and Palace were amazing, but equally, so was roaming the Compos, Calles and Canals from Rialto to St Marks with our fantastic guide Moses.
He was brilliant - animated, energetic, enthusiastic and so knowledgeable and passionate, really bringing everything to life.
It would not be an understatement to say Moses made our trip a truly memorable experience.
Grazie Moses!
Highly recommend this trip.
Written 23 May 2022
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Joycey145
Dalyan, Turkey29 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Not having to queue. The chap that did our tour (can't remember his name) bald head, wearing all white, had lived in venice for 30 years. He was very good and extremely informative. Maybe a bit too informative as I couldn't take it all in. If you are coming from murano, it is not that easy to get to rialto. It ended up costing us €50 to get a taxi as the water boats didn't go there without changes. We got so lost e even though we left at 6.30 in the morning. So the moral of the story is to check which water buses you need. The venetians are not happy to help and seem to resent tourists. So you are on your own if you get stuck. The gondola was boring and seemed a lot less than half hour. All in all glad we done it. Also remember the ladies to cover your knees and shoulders for the basilica men no problem!! All in all a good trip. Don't forget you need a mask for the water boats or they won't let you on. Also get there at least 10 mins early to get tickets as sometimes you have to queue. Take pictures of the timetables when you arrive.
Written 2 July 2022
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Marshall
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
May 2022
We had a fun day on this tour. Our guide, Marie Therese, was funny and informative. The morning walk gave a great overview of the history of the city, and the afternoon portion allowed us to skip the long lines. Definitely be prepared for a lot of time on your feet, but highly recommend if your time in Venice is limited.
Written 21 May 2022
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Colin C
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
This was a great tour! Marco was very knowledgeable and we particularly enjoyed his art history tour in the Doge’s Palace. Going to a traditional coffee shop and having an espresso at the bar was also a bonus. We did this in torrential rain and he rearranged the Gondola tour for us to when it had stopped raining.
Written 23 April 2022
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Steve
Madison, WI13 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Took the tour on 23 April with Alessandro. He is a great guide with passion for the history of Venice. He is extremely knowledgeable and great at communicating with the group. The tour itinerary is well thought out covers much of Venice.

This indeed is a walking tour that covers 10,000+ steps, many on cobblestone streets and lots of stairs, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

My wife and I highly recommend this tour.
Written 24 April 2022
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TakeWalksTeam
Dear Steve, We are glad to hear you had such a lovely time on our Venice in a day, and that you highly recommend. Thank you for sharing this experience with us, we hope you will have the chance to visit us again soon! Kindest regards,
Written 28 April 2022
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Anthony Barbera
17 contributions
We selected the group tour option and we had a very nice time. This tour is a great value an a nice way to see some of the major areas of Venice including the grand canal. The group tour gondolas had anywhere from 4-6 people to each gondola. The tour guide was great and was fluent in Italian and English.
Written 15 August 2021
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WildWildeWorld
Mogadore, OH204 contributions
Jun 2022
We are not much of a guided tour family but found our guide and information to be very nice. We learned more about the city and saw things that we may not have experienced otherwise. A great way to see Venice and what it has to offer in a day.
Written 17 June 2022
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Jaydubya
Orlando, FL10 contributions
Great way to start to get to know Venice. Best part was not the basilica and palace (which were great, and necessary), but roaming the campos, calles and canals from Rialto to St Mark's. And Moses was amazing - informative and engaging. His vocal energy won't put you to sleep, like other guides I overheard while on our tour. Bravo, Moses! Molto bello!
Written 7 May 2022
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1209tracia
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old world not to be missed
The entire area of the square is something out of a movie...The people and Italian live music playing...everything!
travelerKat4
travelerKat4
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Wonderful guide, beautiful sites - tour was just a bit too long
Guide: Our tour guide, Roberta was wonderful! She was very knowledgeable and passionate about the sites we toured.
GrandTour34554616028
GrandTour34554616028
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This tour is the one you want
Superior tour. Actually skipped all the lines!! Experienced everything the tour advertised. Guide knowledgeable, ar
Julianne J
Julianne J
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Amazing personal feeling tour of the best sites!
Nicoletta was a wonderful guide for this tour! She was friendly, animated, and very knowledgeable but in a personal
SDR90278
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See Venice from St. Mark's Basilica Terrace
We enjoyed this tour as St. Mark's Basilica can't be missed as it is beautiful and awe inspiring, but it is a bit t
nomnom1
nomnom1
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Ruined a short trip
I'm currently on the wrong tour because they sent us to basilica only when I booked dodges option, can't even conce
904marcb
904marcb
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Great tour
Interesting tour of an amazing basilica and the doge palace. 3 hours in the summer heat was a challenge but thanks
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R7298YXrobertp
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Wonderful Tour
Tour guide Nico was excellent. Very descriptive, articulate, and kept the tour interesting and informative. Highl
Trail05895418639
Trail05895418639
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A bit too long
Tour was informative but about an hour too long. Tour can easily be kept to two hours…one hour at the basilica and
gracewG1708GP
gracewG1708GP
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A must do tour in Venice!
Ariana was our tour guide and she was spectacular! She was very knowledgeable and was able to answer any question w
JohneT929
JohneT929
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Must see if first time in Venice . Thanks to our fabulous guide Adriana Levato
Good overall tour. 9.30am was a good time, not too hot and not so crowded. Excellent tour guide. Worth reading abou
Happytraveler6579
Happytraveler6579
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Fantastic deep dive without crowds
This is an AMAZING way to experience these two incredible historical sights. Spend tons of extra time with an extre
599greerm
599greerm
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Bad
Viator, the intermediary company used by TripAdvisor completely messed up and we were not allowed on the optional D
Jennifer E
Jennifer E
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Don't miss these sites
We enjoyed the Basilica and Palace tours. The tour guide had a lot of good information. I admit it was too much det
sjljv
sjljv
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Great experience with Elena
Myself, my mother, and my two sons (ages 9 and 12) all enjoyed this tour a great deal! It was a first visit for th
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